Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy Birthday, Tracy

Auld Lang Syne Robert Burns

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and ne’er brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup! And surely I’ll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne.

We two have run about the slopes, and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot, since auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream, from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared since auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand my trusty friend! And give us a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught, for auld lang syne.

Overtime is Shanny Time!

Shanny Works Overtime Against Habs.jpg
Rangers 4 Canadiens 3 (OT)
YAY!!
One-timers to win in overtime are suh-weeeeet:
the shanahan shot.jpeg
Scott Gomez continued his hot play, and his career best point scoring streak is now 12 games. Way to go, Scotty!
Gomez_Going_Strong!.jpeg
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

While the cat's away...

...the Blueshirts will play:
Sun. 16th Rangers vs. Phoenix Coyotes
Smote by the 'Yotes.jpg
Coyotes 5 Rangers 1 guh.

Tue. 18th Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Rangers 4 Penguins 0
YAY!!

Thu. 20th Rangers vs. Minnesota Wild
Wild 6 Rangers 3
guh.
Marion Gaboricik scored 5 goals, and 2 of those were batted out of mid-air. Very 'Gretzky' like. huh.

Fri. 21st Rangers vs. Colorado Avalanche
guh.
Sun. 23rd Rangers vs. Ottawa Senators
guh.
Wed. 26th Rangers vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Rangers 4 Hurricanes 2
YAY!!!!!!!
Here's what can happen when you skate with your head down across the neutral zone:
Colten Crushed Cullen.jpeg
Sorta clean hit, (I saw the replay on espn) but Colton (no relation to Bobby) Orr did do some serious violence to poor Matt Cullen. Well, judge for yourself:

How will I blog these games with no computer & no Internet? *scratches head*
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!
My Family Crest

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Good news, Bad news.

Good News, Bad News.jpg
Capitols 5 Rangers 4 (OT)
guh.
The tie gave NY a point in the standings, but the loss against a team with the worst record in the NHL is a bad sign. The boys went inside the Beltway and got into a scoring match with the Crapitols. Where was the concentrated defensive effort of the game against the Devils?? Washington out shot New York by a wide margin. (35-23)
Martin Straka and Brendan Shanahan were the offensive stars for the Rangers, who have now lost 4 of their last 5...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

A 'Devilish' Perfomance!

Shanahan OT Winner!.jpg
Rangers 1 Devils 0 (OT)
YAY!!
Sunday afternoon at The World's Most Famous Arena the Blueshirts beat New Jersey at their own game, combining selfless defensive play with the return to fine form by Henrik Lundqvist.
Martin Straka missed 15 games recently after breaking a finger while blocking a shot, yet there he was on Sunday, diving to block 3 shots during a Devils power play. He is the bravest man in all of Braverytown! “The first one hurt,” Straka said. “The other ones I just went down and I was lucky enough that it hit me. I didn’t break anything, that’s the good thing.”
30 seconds into overtime, the Rangers won it when Brendan Shanahan blasted a one-timer past the ever stingy Martin Brodeur, beautiful assist by Scott Gomez.
Tough day at the office for Michal Rozsival, check it out:
Rozsival plays the body.jpeg
Ouch:
Roughing up Rozsival.jpeg
[if you want, click the pic to enlarge; behind the glass you can see the horrified look on a fan's face-top left.]
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Too many of their biscuits in our basket.

Losing streaks are sucky..jpg
Thrashers 4 Rangers 2
guh.
As foretold yesterday, Henrik got the night off in Atlanta, Stephen Valiquette getting the start in goal. Stevie V played well, allowing just 3 to get past him, (the 4th goal was an empty-netter with 5 seconds left in the game) but it was Slava Kozlov's slapper late in the 3rd that broke the tie.
Marcel Hossa and Chris Drury scored early, but that was it, despite 30 shots at the Thrasher netminder Johan Hedberg.
This is officially a losing streak, and I'm officially depressed. *sigh*
The New Jersey Devils have won 9 in a row; the Blueshirts had better step up their game tomorrow at MSG...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Lundqvist Letdown

Lundqvist letdown.jpeg
Maple Leafs 6 Rangers 2
guh.
I think poor Henrik is overworked (26 starts in the Rangers' 28 games), and with 2 sub-par games in a row, let's give the guy a night off. 6 goals allowed on 10 shots, with the hat trick going to Nik Antropov.
Thrashers in the ATL tonight. C'mon boys, let's have a little a lot of offense, please...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

the ugly uniformed team beats my team.

Blown Away by 'Canes.jpg
Hurricanes 4 Rangers 0
guh.
Their circular logo is supposed to represent some sort of fierce wind thing, but it's really just crap, isn't it?
Oh well, they scored 4 goals, and the boys were shut out. *sigh*
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Big Lead, Big Win!

Big Lead Leads To Big Win!.jpg
Rangers 5 Senators 2
YAY!!!
After nine straight losing visits to Ottawa, New York tried a new approach, building a 4-0 lead and then hanging on for the win. I like it!
Daniel Girardi opened the scoring 3:37 into period one, Brendan Shanahan scored the first of his 2 goals a few minutes later; followed by a Jaromir Jagr power play goal a few minutes after that. 3 goals 11:40 into the game, they obviously came out with a purpose.
Shanny made it 4-0 (ppg) halfway through the 2nd, and that was a comfortable margin for Henrik Lundqvist, who stopped 31 of 33 shots. Blair Betts put the icing on the cake with a goal with 40 seconds left in the 3rd.
The Hurricanes come to visit MSGon Monday...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

December Gigs! Updated! (again)

Hello! I'm so shocked that I actually remembered to post this on time, how 'bout that? Anyway, we're alternating comfortable/uncomfortable with the weather; it tends to get a little, um, crisp at night, but that's fine. [it is December, after all]
Come out and say hello this month if you get the chance, yay.
1 Sat. Molly's Pub 9-1:30 (Corner of Wilcrest & Westheimer) Molly’s map

4 Tue. Happy Birthday, Ben!
4 Tue. Vine Wine Room 6-8:30 (12420 Memorial Dr., just west of Gessner) Vine-map

5 Wed. Happy Hanukkah!
5 Wed. Grappino 6-9:30 (2701 West Dallas, between Waugh & Montrose) Grappino map

6 Thurs. Happy Hanukkah!
6 Thurs. Marriot Woodlands 7:30-11:30 (1601 Lake Robbins Dr.) Marriot map

7 Fri. Special Assignment (Sweetwater Country Club)

8 Sat. Kroger River Oaks 3-5 (1938 West Gray, between Shepherd & Waugh) Kroger map
8 Sat. Grappino 7-11:00 (2701 West Dallas, between Waugh & Montrose) Grappino map

11 Tues. Vine Wine Room 6-8:30 (12420 Memorial Dr., just west of Gessner) Vine-map

12 Wed. Grappino 6-9:30 (2701 West Dallas, between Waugh & Montrose) Grappino map

13 Thurs. Marriot Woodlands 7:30-11:30 (1601 Lake Robbins Dr.) Marriot map

14 Fri. Berryhill Baja Grill in Kingwood. 6:30-11Berryhill map

15 Sat. Special Assignment

16 Sun. Kroger River Oaks 5-7 (1938 West Gray, between Shepherd & Waugh) Kroger map

22 Sat. Zig Zags 9:30-1:30 [The Three Wise Men 'annual paid rehearsal'] (Main St Lake Placid, NY)

25 Tue. Merry Christmas!
26 Wed. Happy Kwanza!

29 Sat. Grappino 7-11:00 (2701 West Dallas, between Waugh & Montrose) Grappino map

30 Sun. Kroger Sugar Land 3-5 (Sweetwater and 59)

31 Mon. Happy Birthday, Tracy!
31 Mon. Special Assignment

Friday, November 30, 2007

First Place!

Result!!.jpg
Rangers 4 Islanders 2
YAY!!!
The top line of Jagr, Straka and Dubinsky combined for 2 goals and 4 assists; Drury and Gomez each scored a power play goal, and the Blueshirts beat the Fishsticks for the 1st time in 4 tries this season. Barton Silverman took these 2 shots of the Jagr and Dubinsky goals:
Jagr wrister! Dubinsky stuffer!.jpg
The boys were 10-3-1 for November, that's outstanding! They travel to Ottawa for a game Saturday against the mighty Sens.
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Empire Struck Back...

Well my team lost its war with the NHL. No more independent Rangers home page; www.newyorkrangers.com is now part of NHL.com, and the web site is now: http://rangers.nhl.com/

The old link still works 'cos, duh, I just clicked it and that's how I found out the news. It's not that I'm adverse to any kind of change, it's just that I like things to stay the same.
same. same. same. same. same. same. same. same. same. same. same. same. same. same.

Sean Avery is going to miss some time as he is having arthroscopic surgery on his wrist Thursday. Get well soon, ya big thug lug.
Thursday, it's another game against the Islanders @ MSG; the boys have yet to beat the fishsticks this year.
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Who is this Smith guy, anyway?

Who is this Smith guy, anyway?.jpg
Stars 3 Rangers 2
guh
The Blueshirts outshot visiting Dallas 41-18, but could only get 2 past Stars netminder Mike Smith. They were 0 for 6 on the power play. guh.
Goals from Shanahan and Jagr were not enough to offset the turnovers and missed chances. C'mon boys, let's get back to winning...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

'Jok' Aside, We'll Take The Point!

Points are good!.jpg
Panthers 3 Rangers 2 (OT/SO)
*muted YAY*
Ranger backup netminder Stephen Valiquette got the nod as the boys visited Florida on Friday night. Busy night for Stevie V., and he played very well, stopping 33 of 35 shots in regulation/overtime. Unfortunately, allowed the only goal in the shootout, scored by Olie Jokinen of the Panthers.
Chris Drury scored both Ranger goals, and Jaromir Jagr nearly won it, but his late 3rd period attempt clanged off the post. *frak!*
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Strike Down the Lightning!

Strike Down the Lightning!.jpg
Rangers 2 Lightning 1
YAY!!!
The Rangers went back on the road and got back to winning, shutting down the red hot Vinny Lecavalier, and holding Tampa Bay to just one very late goal. (16 seconds left in the 3rd- Sorry, Henrik!) The boys found scoring production from tough guy Colton (not to be confused with Bobby) Orr and defenseman Fedor Tyutin.
A couple of rookies made their Ranger debut in Tampa on Wednesday night; call-ups Greg Moore and Ivan Baranka (see photo below) from Hartford of the AHL.
Baranka Poke Check.jpeg
That's five straight road wins, woohoo! Okay boys, let's make it 6 this Friday against Florida...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Defense Working Overtime!

Five Straight to First Place!!.jpg
Rangers 4 Penguins 3 OT
YAY!!!
[no time for my recap!]
Defense Working Overtime!!.jpeg

LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

YAY is not a strong enough word.

Rangers gettin' it done at Philly!.jpg
Rangers 4 Flyers 3 OT/SO
YAY!!!
[no time for my recap!]
Avery Airborne Again
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!